Fwd: Once More
Lady Ana Ravaya de Guzman (Ostgardr, East Kingdom) has
asked that I forward her latest poem to your
respective lists. You may contact Lady Ana at
troubledour@... with your comments.
Jehanne de Wodeford, Rusted Woodlands (EAST)
--- Ana Areces <troubledour@...> wrote:
> Once More=====
> Once more I hear the heralds cry that war has been
> Once more the women wonder if their menfolk will be
> Once more they muster, duty-called, to shirk none
> would have dared.
> The fathers, husbands, sons and sweethearts march a
> rhythm shared.
> Is it for God and country or to bring a tryant down?
> Or are they pawns of chess played out to mask
> mistakes well known?
> Rodrigo, Rey de Espanna took the daughter of a
> Avenging her the Moors and Julian had him
> A citadel has fallen midst a fiery crash and din,
> And clerics East and West now do exhort their kith
> and kin.
> And one madman doth think himself a second Saladin,
> While Hagar, Mary and Sarah weep silently within.
> And we their daughters know too well the reasons why
> you go,
> We know full well our grief and fear, and we shall
> miss you so.
> Comport yourselves with honor as you march to meet
> the foe.
> Once more we pray your safe return, heads high and
> not brought low.
> revised by Ana Ravaya de Guzman, X October AS XXXVI
> (Written in cuaderna via--or mester de clerecia)
"I do but sing because I must, And pipe but as the linnets sing."
Alfred, Lord Tennyson, "In Memoriam."
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